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The Seasons of Sailing – Weather in the Greek Islands

A seasonal guide to the weather in the Greek islands. Written with sailors in mind it explains what to expect at different times of the year.

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Snowed in this winter? It’s a perfect time to study your theory.

Have you been affected by the unusually cold weather in the UK? Or do you live in a part of the world where temperatures of less than zero are the norm in winter? Take advantage of the fact that it's too cold to enjoy being out of doors or too icy to venture onto the [...]

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Internet Weather Forecasts for Greek Sailing

University of Athens ForecastAll who go to sea need to keep an eye on the weather. A reliable forecast is essential in helping you decide where to go and when. Of course, what you make of the weather forecast will depend upon your own experience and inclination. Some prefer to sail when it is going [...]

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Boat Shoes for Greece

a guide and images of suitable shoes for wearing for sailing in greece

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If it came to the worst …

... would YOU know how best to survive at sea? Well equipped yachts carry modern safety equipment to help you - lifejackets, flares, EPIRB, and liferaft. Hopefully most people will never have to use any of this equipment in earnest. But if you were in an emergency situation, would you know what to do? The [...]

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NEW – RYA Certificate Translations

The RYA is providing translations of their practical certificates in a number of languages. This should help acceptance of the qualifications. German, Portuguese, Dutch, Italian, and Croatian translations are already available on this page of the RYA website and others (including Greek) will be coming soon. 

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Review of hand-held VHFs

Among the recommendations of the MAIB report into the sinking of the yacht Ouzo, with the loss of her three crew, was that every yacht should carry a waterproof handheld VHF radio. There are many occasions when it's useful to have a waterproof radio that can be used in the cockpit and, in the event of being [...]

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